5 Top Activities at Fish Creek Provincial Park

5 Top Activities at Fish Creek Provincial Park 

By Claire Lee

The Fish Creek Provincial Park is an urban park in Calgary, most of it remaining in a natural, forested state. It’s the second biggest urban park in Canada, and also one of the largest in North America. 

Because of its natural foliage and sights, it’s wonderful to go here for a change of pace from the busy city. It’s a place where you can calm yourself and just enjoy being in nature. 

It’s a great place to bring your family, perfect for kids of all ages (nursery, preschool, elementary school, even high school and college kids) as well as senior citizens. There’s an activity that fits everyone who goes here, for sure. 

What activities can you do in Fish Creek Provincial Park? We listed some fun things you can do in this park below. 

1. Bird watching

Bird watching is a quiet art. There are over two hundred species of birds here that you can observe. 

From great blue herons, to geese, there are plenty here. You can even spot some bald eagles if you’re lucky, as well as some raptors and red-tailed hawks. 

If you’re a fan of quiet activities and have a keen eye for detail,  bird watching can be an enjoyable activity for you. 

2. Hiking/Biking 

If you’re a hiker or a cyclist, you’ll also enjoy the fantastic trails and beautiful views in this park. The park has over 80 kilometers of pathways you can hike or bike in.  

Do note however, that biking isn’t allowed in the Sikome Aquatic Facility. Hiking and biking are great ways to stay fit during this time. 

3. Fishing

The adults of the family will be glad to know that fishing is allowed at the Bow River and Fish Creek. There’s a lot of trout there, making it a fantastic fishing area.  

However, make sure to check Alberta’s regulations for all kinds of bait restrictions, catch limits, and all the rules concerning fishing. 

Who knows, you just might be preparing your next seafood dinner from your catch! 

4. Swimming 

In the summer, you can swim at the Sikome Aquatic Facility. We guess it’s time to put your swimming lessons to good use. 

It’s a safe place to swim and enjoy the cool water. It’s also a great way to bond with your family and play water games. 

5. Wildlife Watching

Since the park is brimming with all kinds of wildlife, it will be a great place to do nature walks and observe the different mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds here. 

Fair warning however, that they have strict guidelines on the proper way of treating these animals. So make sure to read them before going there. 

More than anything, going to this park can be a great way for you and your family to bond. It’s a beautiful place to make a lot of memories. 

You can even have a photoshoot at the park. You can bring your own camera or hire a photographer  or family photographer to help you capture precious moments. 


That concludes our list of top things to do at Fish Creek Provincial Park. We hope we were able to help you know what to expect in terms of the activities you can do there. 

Did we miss any other fun activities in the park? Let us know in the comments below. 

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